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Welcome to the Meetup Hike & Outdoor Group!!!

Switzerland is a hiking paradise, with trails covering almost the whole country...but there is more to see: majestic mountains, beautiful lakes and evergreen fields, just to mention few things. Since 2007 we have been organizing many, many hikes and other outdoor activities throughout the year. In Summer we do not only hiking, but also Rafting, Canyoning, Biking, Inline Skating and Climbing (Vía Ferrata). In Winter, we concentrate on Cross Country Skiing, Sledging (Sledding), Ice Skating, Ski Touring and Snowshoeing, as well as the traditional Alpine Skiing.
We are an international group, with people coming from all over the world ranging from Australia to the Americas. Our events are designed for everyone to participate, from beginners to advanced hikers.
If you are someone seeking to get to know the hiking paradise of Switzerland, do some exercise on the weekend and to get to know some really cool people, you came to the right place.
So get up from that couch and join us to enjoy together what Switzerland has to offer in nature and beauty.
See you then!
The organizer team

Upcoming events (2)

The Fellowship 3 day Hike 'n Tent, 60km+

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Hello there :)

I am looking for a few people who want to join my fellowship end of this month (May 26th is a public holiday). This trip will greatly depend on the weather, so don't expect a set plan yet. I will do a 3 day trip. Small chance I might make it 4 days let's see :)
Please only join if you are fit enough, are an experienced hiker and have all necessary equipment. We will hike fast and wild camp in nature :)

EDIT: Route will be a modified version of the Sentiero Alpino Calanca.

Distance: 55km
Elevation: +/- 1000m per day
Difficulty: up to T4
Start: Thursday 26th May, tbd, @ Grono
End: Saturday 28th May, tbd, @ Passo del San Bernardino
Route: https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/hiking-route/3-day-wild-ticino-to-graubuenden/241332150/?share=%7Ezsx9ghab%244ossyalz

Equipment:
- Good hiking shoes or trailrunners
- Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, etc.
- Rain protection & sun protection
- Water & Food

Disclaimer:
This is not a guided tour, every individual is responsible for their actions, choices and judgment. We are all leaders in this. It is your own responsibility to assess your fitness condition for this hike, to assure adequate equipment, insurance coverage and to check and evaluate the weather forecast.
The organizer holds no responsibility for any injuries or other accidents that might result directly or indirectly from this event. The organizer does not warrant the accuracy of the description of the hike.

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Ticino weekend hike - peaks and cozy hut

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A fantastic hiking weekend in Ticino with breathtaking views and a cozy hut. Views down to Lago Maggiore, Lago di Lugano, and Lago di Como.

We take a connection at 8:05 on 27.05 (Friday) from Zurich HB. Back in Zurich by 19:30 on Saturday. Note that Thursday 26.05 is a holiday.

The pace both days will be normal and the breaks sufficient to generous. Moderate hikes. T2 and T3 trails. On the first day, the hike is 13km, with 1600m uphill. We plan to reach the hut in the late afternoon. On the second day, the hike is 17km with 1100m uphill.

The cost at the hut is 50 chf and includes dinner, bed, and breakfast. There is potable water in the hut. The hut is cozy and offers great views.

Important about RSVP: If you haven't hiked regularly with me before, you need to send me a message and to introduce yourself right as you add yourself to the "Waiting" list. Feel free to ask for further info. Once I confirm I have a spot for you, you would need to be ready promptly to transfer the 50 chf to my account.

Equipment: proper mountain hiking boots, layers of clothes, sun and rain protection, enough water, and picnic for lunch for Saturday and Sunday. Trekking poles are recommended. As always, put a winter hat and light gloves in the backpack. Take a sleeping inlet for the hut (there are blankets).

Watch out for updates the days before the hike. The direction of the hike and the specific starting and ending points will depend on whether Friday or Saturday offers better weather - I will confirm this a few days prior to the hike. In case of really bad weather both days, the hike may be cancelled (in this case you would get the payment back).

Disclaimer: The organizer is not responsible in any way for anything that can happen during the hike. Everyone joins on their own judgement and responsibility. This is not a guided tour.

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Moderate / hard mystery hike (+1500m, +20km, +7 hours)

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